Retired Kentucky State Trooper involved in 1983 shootout dies

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Published: May. 26, 2023 at 5:53 PM EDT
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SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Retired Kentucky State Trooper Roy Boleyn has died at age 72.

Boleyn was born in 1951 in Knott County, and he was a Kentucky State Police Trooper. He was also a member of the Hindman Masonic Lodge 689.

According to an article published by The Courier-Journal, on May 10, 1983, he was on the scene of a January 1983 shooting in Glomawr Hollow in Perry County that left three people dead and three officers, including Boleyn, injured.

He was paralyzed as a result of his injuries, and he went on to receive the Governor’s Medal of Valor from Governor John Y. Brown.

He was buried on Friday at the Davidson Memorial Gardens in Ivel.